Ryan Lochte was safe in the states while his Olympic swim buddies were detained in Brazil alleged shenanigans and fibbing. Turns out the Brazilians were sick and tired of hearing that Rio’s water is dirty and its streets are dangerous. Robbed at gun point, Ryan Lochte? The Brazil police begged to differ. Lochte mostly recanted his tale, saying the mean streets of Rio weren’t exactly as he at first portrayed them.
The story will continue to produce its wrinkles and layers, and the whole truth will likely remain elusive (despite some video). But who needs the whole truth when you have celebrity opinions about it? Here are ten of the best early Lochte takes from Twitter:
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 19, 2016
Ryan Lochte’s lie was just given a 6.3
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) August 18, 2016
It would be cool to see Ryan Lochte march in the closing ceremonies in handcuffs.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) August 19, 2016
I think it was wrong of Ryan Lochte to join ISIS.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 19, 2016
Have a great Sunday, everyone! But please try to avoid any immature tantics. https://t.co/NAMJq2J7CP
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) August 21, 2016
It seems we are holding this stupid #Ryan_Lochte to a higher standard than our prospective Presidential candidates.
— Andrew P (@Andy76p) August 21, 2016
Pretty sure Lochte just used the word “tantics”. What a tragesty.
— Annie Martin (@anniem) August 21, 2016
Matt Lauer is explaining to Lochte the difference between being “robbed” & paying for damages.
Lochte isn’t quite sold yet.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) August 21, 2016
Nobody gets to the truth like Ryan Lochte on his fourth attempt.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) August 21, 2016
Follow this rule. Always. “Don’t go where you shouldn’t go and don’t do what you shouldn’t do.” #lochte
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) August 18, 2016
Overheard: “So if you want to rob Ryan Lochte, now would be the time.”
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 19, 2016
*non-celebrities featured here should be celebrities!